Tony McKibbin

Tony McKibbin
Tony McKibbin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Senses of Cinema
Publications: Senses of Cinema

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 75% 4 (Chetyre) (2006) In willingly sacrificing story to atmosphere and theme, the film packs a punch -- even if you can't quite say where the blow l comes from. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Spectator (La Spettatrice) (2004) The characters' motives are kept deliberately vague, but what thematically comes through is each character's sense of loss. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Boys from Baghdad High (2008) Interlaced with hard-hitting facts about the plight of black students in the U.S. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
5/5 95% Pickpocket (1959) Bresson always tells his story obliquely, so he never lets narrative suspense build, or emotional intensity be foregrounded... In short, a masterpiece. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
4/5 69% Notre Musique (2004) Godard carefully refuses to allow a story to develop... Godard instead offers a film in flux, so the viewer can enter into it on his or her own terms. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
4/5 87% Rois et Reine (Kings and Queen) (2005) Desplechin's brilliant new effort is not so much a film about mad people, but one, perhaps like [Lars von Trier's] The Idiots, with a madness running through it... A treat from start to finish. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
4/5 100% Exit (Hui guang zoumingqu) (2015) A lovely study of longing and abandonment, frayed connections and emancipatory possibilities, Exit manages to relay events from Ling's perspective while seldom relying on point-of-view shots. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2015
4/5 97% Goodbye, Children (Au Revoir Les Enfants) (1987) It was a story that, 'kept haunting me all these years,' Malle said, and it's likely to haunt the viewer a little also. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2015
5/5 94% Journey To The West (2014) It is a work that appears to ask so little from its audience (not much more than patience and an alert eye), but gives a heck of a lot back. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2014
3/5 100% Feng ai ('Til Madness Do Us Part) (2013) Wang Bing's arduous four hour documentary makes for challenging viewing. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2014
4/5 86% Stray Dogs (2014) General Tsai admirers may prefer earlier films like Vive L'amour and The River, but this is still rigorous cinema at its most assured. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2014
4/5 100% Three Sisters (2013) Resolute in detailing an appallingly quotidian family. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet Jiseul (2012) Its often compositional beauty and sensitivity fail to elevate it into a major work, and perhaps its general approach to character might leave it a minor one even in terms of audience reception. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet White Epilepsy (2012) A film by a modern master. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2013
4/5 83% Like Someone in Love (2013) [A] beautiful, subtly tender and narratively slight film ... - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2013
4/5 54% Post Tenebras Lux (2013) Reygadas is, from a certain point of view, one of modern cinema's masters: a director who wants to work with productive frustration as he creates images using a distorting, bevelled lens to size up a world that is itself distorted. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2013
4/5 91% Beyond The Hills (2013) This is very much post-Ceaușescu Romania (based on an actual case from 2005), but the regime's effects are still felt. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2013
4/5 100% Nostalgia for the Light (2011) Patricio Guzman returns to the subject of his masterpiece. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2012
3/5 23% Life Just Is (2012) Alex Barrett's feature debut gets caught between placing itself within the context of bigger questions of the meaning of life with the smaller demands of looking for a job after graduating. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2012
4/5 No Score Yet Demain? (2012) The film has a chilly feel with the passion contained - as if the film were about the ghosts of the characters as readily as their embodiment. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2012
4/5 No Score Yet Jam-mot deun-eun bam (Sleepless Night) (2012) A minor but nuanced account of a couple moving forward in their lives. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2012
4/5 No Score Yet Autrement, la Molussie (Differently, Molussia) (2012) Utilising numerous landscape images that might bring to mind the work of the Straubs, Claude Lanzmann and Patrick Keiller, Rey uses a series of extracts from Anders' book that capture the paradoxical and the obscure. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2012